LaMaster Dairy Center Education
Several classes are taught at the LaMaster Dairy to include Dairy Science Techniques, Dairy Cattle Selection, and Dairy Cattle Feeding and Management. Students in the Animal Science Techniques course halter-break, fit, and show dairy cattle for the little North American as part of their curriculum. The farm crew also assists with many classes and individual student projects.
The LaMaster Dairy Center provides animals and support for research, teaching, and extension activities. Dr. Steve Ellis has conducted research on Ontogeny and Proliferate behavior of Bovine Mammary Stem Cells, while Dr. Tom Jenkins has used the dairy cattle for studying the Digestion and Metabolism of Fat Supplements. Other environmental studies are ongoing with Dr. Greene and Dr. Chastain researching lagoon cleaning. The dairy also hosts research on Fire Ants along with being the location of a station for weather research.